Latest U.S. National Guard News

Military woman slain with kids became citizen at White House

Jun. 24, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten Island...

Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up

Jun. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. In Arriaga, a town in the southern state of...

Mexico says National Guard deployment is complete

Jun. 21, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico has completed its deployment of 6,000 National Guard agents to help control the flow of migrants headed toward the U.S. and filled 650 immigration agency posts to regulate border crossings, the government said Friday. The announcement by foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard comes...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Jun. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among...

Correction: Georgia Jailer-White Supremacy story

Jun. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story June 19 about a Georgia jailer who resigned over his association with a white supremacist group, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Brandon Trent East serves in the Georgia National Guard. East is a member of the Alabama National Guard. A corrected version of the story...

Toxic mix of gangs, vigilantes fuels rising Mexican violence

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco, arrived with a car bomb and butchery. A heavily armed vigilante force took over the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero last month by driving out a rival band, blowing up a car with gas cylinders...

Mexico, El Salvador to cooperate on reducing migration

Jun. 20, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico and El Salvador signed a cooperation agreement Thursday that includes a $30 million Mexican donation for reforestation in the Central American nation, amid increased pressure from the United States to slow a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border. The project to reforest...

2 National Guard soldiers, semi driver injured in collision

Jun. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two Illinois National Guard soldiers in a cargo truck and a man driving a semitrailer were injured when the two vehicles collided on a South Dakota highway. South Dakota Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says the crash happened Wednesday morning in...

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

Jun. 19, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility. Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators...

Austin Peay teams with National Guard on tuition deferment

Jun. 19, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Army National Guard are offering a special tuition deferment program for Guard members. The Leaf-Chronicle reports the program is an extension of the Tennessee STRONG Act. The act reimburses eligible Guard members for up to 120 credit...